According to a tip and screenshot we received today, Apple has added a “private browsing” mode to Safari in iOS 5, which users can activate in the Settings app.

The feature has been spotted in the first beta version of iOS 5, which Apple seeded to developers a couple of days ago. As you can see in the above screenshot, in iOS 5, users can enable “private browsing” from within the Settings app.

Undoubtedly, this is another minor but much-needed feature that has made its way into the iOS. Once “private browsing” is activated, users of iOS 5 will be able to view sensitive websites on an iOS device while protecting their privacy.

[via Gizmodo]